I'm Black / Colored Spade

Album: Hair Soundtrack (1967)
  • Like the rest of the songs in Hair, "I'm Black/Colored Spade" has lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, music by Galt MacDermot.

    Performed by Berger, Claude, Hud, Woof, and the Tribe, it is a list of epithets and euphemisms for alluding to what forty and more years later are referred to as African-Americans, which like the word used at the time, Negro, does not appear on the list.

    Like "Sodomy", this is another number from this at that time controversial production that is best forgotten. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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